75

I… don’t know what to think… It’s good, I think? I mean, I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t call this a “tea” necessarily. It’s powderized, so in my head it just doesn’t match up with what I know as Camellia Sinensis.
Anyhow, I did enjoy my cup. This is just like milky bubbletea! only a bit more burnt tasting. Is it possible to burn powder? I guess I can burn the sugar.
The creamy and malty part was really nice, but there was a touch too much sweetness for my liking.
Overall, I’d say it was pretty good. In fact, I’d keep it in my cupboard if it didn’t give me tummy issues afterwards! which is why I am lowering the rating some. Never again. Yikes.

Azzrian

Hummm this is interesting stuff. Don’t know if I would want to try some of that or not. Is this an online purchase?

Indigobloom

It was given to me as a sample. She said it was found at the local grocery store.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I would try this sounds interesting, i found some on amazon they have all kinds of weird powdered tea/coffee drinks, White Coffee even, i never heard of that.

Azzrian

GOing to amazon!!! MUAAAHHHHAHAHAA

Kittenna

Noooo, not the dreaded tummy issues! :(

Indigobloom

Tommy: good to know! It’s tempting to keep it around for my niece. Thanks for investigating!
Azzrian: LOL do it!!
Kristaleyn: I know… but they were manageable, maybe bc it was cushioned by my lunch!

DaisyChubb

When I was dating my Chinese boyfriend, we drank this sort of milk-tea all the time from his mom’s cupboard. She had tons of kinds, and it was nice! All of the flavours pretty much tasted the same to be honest haha

Indigobloom

DaisyChubb: there are different brands!? I must get to the asian grocery to investigate!! even if I don’t end up buying, I am curious :P

Tina S.

I’m curious. If in your head powderized means it isn’t really tea, what are your feelings towards matcha since it is powdered as well.

Azzrian

I put it in my cart – holding off on another tea order right now but it is there for my IMPULSE BUYING DAY! lol too many medical bills right now though.

Indigobloom

RED ROSE: I’m undecided on matcha. I’ve had some bad experiences with it. Nausea. Jitters. Fishiness. Then again I’ve only ever tried the Davids and Starbucks version, and a few store bought ones. Red Leaf seemed ok.

BIGELOW: I love Milk Oolong. Should I avoid that as well??

Indigobloom

Azzrian: Tea/retail therapy, tis good for the soul! :P

Tina S.

I wasn’t asking what your views were, although they are interesting, but if you considered it real tea since that was what turned you off of this one.

Dylan Oxford

So… back to the your regularly scheduled programming…

The Asian groceries do carry a lot of the ‘3-in-1’ products. I’ve never tried the tea ones, to be honest, but it’s really the only type of instant coffee that I enjoy. Although, I should mention it has been YEARS since I’ve drank instant coffee, so the technology and the flavor could have improved quite a bit since then.

The brand I usually buy now is the Trung Nguyen G7 3-in-1 (showing here: http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Cappuccino-Coffee-Irish-20-sticks/dp/B002RX53R8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335103398&sr=8-2).

Although, it’s been a while since I’ve had to buy any, my Vietnamese friend at work keeps a fairly solid supply :)

Dylan Oxford

Years since I’ve drank other instant coffee. Darn word just up and left my sentence on his own volition.

Indigobloom

LOL Dylan, that happens to me ALL the time!!! silly Steepster, discarding our words for no good reason!
My parents drink instant coffee. Folgers is their brand I think. I’ve never been a fan personally, but it looks like the kind you like is flavoured. I could get behind that! if I drank coffee anymore that is.
and thanks for getting us back on track :)

Daniel Scott

Bigelow, I have only ever drank one Lapsang Souchong, and I gave it a low rating because it gave me an asthma attack, a headache and nausea. I also noted in my review that the taste notes I picked up were interesting, but that I flat-out couldn’t handle drinking more than half a cup to find out more about them. Should I not have done that, or should I have given a high rating to a tea that made me physically ill?

I suppose you could make the argument that I should not have rated it at all, but I don’t see why not. The ratings are meant to be an overall reflection of everyone’s experiences with the tea, no? I think people are capable of reading reviews and deciding for themselves what info is relevant to them.

Indigobloom

Daniel Scott: I agree, this is a place where people come to get the opinion of everyone who wishes to share their thoughts. In one’s review, they have every right to state their opinion and rate the tea as they see fit. Personally, I appreciate notes like that, because it keeps me aware of potential issues. For instances, my friend who has asthma, and loves tea, now I will think twice about giving him a Lapsang to try! alcohol sets him off, so I think smoked tea would as well (even more so)

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Azzrian

Hummm this is interesting stuff. Don’t know if I would want to try some of that or not. Is this an online purchase?

Indigobloom

It was given to me as a sample. She said it was found at the local grocery store.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I would try this sounds interesting, i found some on amazon they have all kinds of weird powdered tea/coffee drinks, White Coffee even, i never heard of that.

Azzrian

GOing to amazon!!! MUAAAHHHHAHAHAA

Kittenna

Noooo, not the dreaded tummy issues! :(

Indigobloom

Tommy: good to know! It’s tempting to keep it around for my niece. Thanks for investigating!
Azzrian: LOL do it!!
Kristaleyn: I know… but they were manageable, maybe bc it was cushioned by my lunch!

DaisyChubb

When I was dating my Chinese boyfriend, we drank this sort of milk-tea all the time from his mom’s cupboard. She had tons of kinds, and it was nice! All of the flavours pretty much tasted the same to be honest haha

Indigobloom

DaisyChubb: there are different brands!? I must get to the asian grocery to investigate!! even if I don’t end up buying, I am curious :P

Tina S.

I’m curious. If in your head powderized means it isn’t really tea, what are your feelings towards matcha since it is powdered as well.

Azzrian

I put it in my cart – holding off on another tea order right now but it is there for my IMPULSE BUYING DAY! lol too many medical bills right now though.

Indigobloom

RED ROSE: I’m undecided on matcha. I’ve had some bad experiences with it. Nausea. Jitters. Fishiness. Then again I’ve only ever tried the Davids and Starbucks version, and a few store bought ones. Red Leaf seemed ok.

BIGELOW: I love Milk Oolong. Should I avoid that as well??

Indigobloom

Azzrian: Tea/retail therapy, tis good for the soul! :P

Tina S.

I wasn’t asking what your views were, although they are interesting, but if you considered it real tea since that was what turned you off of this one.

Dylan Oxford

So… back to the your regularly scheduled programming…

The Asian groceries do carry a lot of the ‘3-in-1’ products. I’ve never tried the tea ones, to be honest, but it’s really the only type of instant coffee that I enjoy. Although, I should mention it has been YEARS since I’ve drank instant coffee, so the technology and the flavor could have improved quite a bit since then.

The brand I usually buy now is the Trung Nguyen G7 3-in-1 (showing here: http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Cappuccino-Coffee-Irish-20-sticks/dp/B002RX53R8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335103398&sr=8-2).

Although, it’s been a while since I’ve had to buy any, my Vietnamese friend at work keeps a fairly solid supply :)

Dylan Oxford

Years since I’ve drank other instant coffee. Darn word just up and left my sentence on his own volition.

Indigobloom

LOL Dylan, that happens to me ALL the time!!! silly Steepster, discarding our words for no good reason!
My parents drink instant coffee. Folgers is their brand I think. I’ve never been a fan personally, but it looks like the kind you like is flavoured. I could get behind that! if I drank coffee anymore that is.
and thanks for getting us back on track :)

Daniel Scott

Bigelow, I have only ever drank one Lapsang Souchong, and I gave it a low rating because it gave me an asthma attack, a headache and nausea. I also noted in my review that the taste notes I picked up were interesting, but that I flat-out couldn’t handle drinking more than half a cup to find out more about them. Should I not have done that, or should I have given a high rating to a tea that made me physically ill?

I suppose you could make the argument that I should not have rated it at all, but I don’t see why not. The ratings are meant to be an overall reflection of everyone’s experiences with the tea, no? I think people are capable of reading reviews and deciding for themselves what info is relevant to them.

Indigobloom

Daniel Scott: I agree, this is a place where people come to get the opinion of everyone who wishes to share their thoughts. In one’s review, they have every right to state their opinion and rate the tea as they see fit. Personally, I appreciate notes like that, because it keeps me aware of potential issues. For instances, my friend who has asthma, and loves tea, now I will think twice about giving him a Lapsang to try! alcohol sets him off, so I think smoked tea would as well (even more so)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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